Media Bias And The Media Essay

1430 Words Nov 1st, 2016 6 Pages
As said by Al Franken the award winning American comedian “The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They 're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.” A strong media bias can be proven in the United States through, viewer distribution and viewers trust in different media sources, journalist ideologies, and issues focused on by the media. Biased meaning that the media reports on certain stories and events that favor their political ideology.
To help me support this idea, I have interviewed two people with seemingly different political views. One is my grandfather and the other being my sister. My grandpa was born in the mid 40’s making him a baby boomer and my sister who was born in the mid 90’s making her a millennial. Based on knowing these to people for most of my life and from previous conversations I assumed that my grandfather is more conservative while my sister is more liberal.
To find out more about where they lied on the political spectrum I asked a starter question on what news outlets they preferred. My grandfather responded with “Fox News”, while my sister responded with “mostly CNN and occasionally MSNBC”. I then followed up with, why do you favor those news outlets over others? My grandpa’s response “Fox news supports ideas that I also have.”
Whereas my sister said “CNN seems to be more in the middle of the political scale, and since I have split views on certain things I usually find…

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